rental market

B.C.’s updated legislation does not limit a landlord’s ability to alter rental rates after work on a unit is complete. Victoria council is waiting to see how changes to the Rental Tenancy Act could impact local bylaws. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria delays action on renoviction protection bylaw

Council waiting to see impact of provincial legislation changes

 

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B.C. rent rates highest in Canada, Vancouver remains country’s most expensive city: report

The average rent British Columbians paid in September was $2,108 per month

 

Companies are looking to suburban markets, including Langford, to find office space. (Black Press Media file photo)

Demand from Greater Victoria’s tech industry filling office supply

Businesses looking to suburban markets to find space

 

A rendering of the 153-unit rental building under construction at Gorge Road East and Irma Street. (Courtesy of PC Urban Properties Corp.)

153-unit rental building coming to Burnside Gorge neighbourhood in Victoria

Mayor says more rental housing needed to meet city’s targets

A rendering of the 153-unit rental building under construction at Gorge Road East and Irma Street. (Courtesy of PC Urban Properties Corp.)
Condo and office towers fill the downtown skyline in Vancouver on March 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian office vacancy rate hits highest level since 1994

Vancouver has lowest vacancy rate as COVID-19 fourth wave slows expected return to work

Condo and office towers fill the downtown skyline in Vancouver on March 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. In July 2021, the average monthly cost of a one-bedroom rental in Greater Victoria was $1,756, according to Rentals.ca. (Black Press Media file photo)

Average Greater Victoria one-bedroom rental price leaps to $1,700

July one-bedroom rentals up 8.7 per cent over June

An aerial view over downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. In July 2021, the average monthly cost of a one-bedroom rental in Greater Victoria was $1,756, according to Rentals.ca. (Black Press Media file photo)
Jonas Peterson and Gillian Craig bought their 1978 Catalina 30 sailboat last summer in hopes of leading a more sustainable and mobile lifestyle. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Young Victoria couple chases freedom, sustainability living on 30-foot sailboat

‘You fill the box you’re in’: Jonas Peterson and Gillian Craig pay $700 a month to live aboard their boat

Jonas Peterson and Gillian Craig bought their 1978 Catalina 30 sailboat last summer in hopes of leading a more sustainable and mobile lifestyle. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The challenging rental accommodation market in Greater Victoria, combined with the effects of the pandemic, leaves some renters on the edge of losing stable housing. A new rent bank program aims to help provide a buffer for those facing short-term cash flow shortages. (Courtesy Victoria Foundation)

Financial help on its way for at-risk Greater Victoria renters

Community Social Planning Council leads way on program offering interest-free, short-term loans

The challenging rental accommodation market in Greater Victoria, combined with the effects of the pandemic, leaves some renters on the edge of losing stable housing. A new rent bank program aims to help provide a buffer for those facing short-term cash flow shortages. (Courtesy Victoria Foundation)
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‘Please take my tenant!’ landlord posts to Used Victoria

Landlord will pay you damage, first month’s rent to take his tenant

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Victoria has the fourth most expensive rental market, according to PadMapper’s November 2020 rent report. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Cost to rent a Victoria two bedroom up 15 per cent from 2019

PadMapper’s latest rent report shows Victoria prices continue to soar

Victoria has the fourth most expensive rental market, according to PadMapper’s November 2020 rent report. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Renae Podgorney said she’s been “held hostage” by a lack of rentals. The mother of two has been living out of a hotel room for the past year. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

‘It’s a nightmare’: Northern B.C. family desperate after living in hotel for a year

Renae Podgorney says because of a lack of rentals, she’s now applying to rent a one-bedroom unit

Renae Podgorney said she’s been “held hostage” by a lack of rentals. The mother of two has been living out of a hotel room for the past year. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A 90-unit apartment building by Campbell Shores is under construction at 1430 South Island Highway in Campbell River. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River is ‘booming’ says City’s development manager

The amount of upcoming properties may redeem the city’s reputation of having one of the worst rental vacancy records in B.C.

A 90-unit apartment building by Campbell Shores is under construction at 1430 South Island Highway in Campbell River. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
Jamie Hemson’s landlord has re-installed her doors and windows, and the public has came through with generous donations. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

Jamie Hemson’s landlord has re-installed her doors and windows, and the public has came through with generous donations. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
The median price of a one-bedroom apartment in Victoria is $1,600 per month, according to PadMapper. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria’s median asking rent for one-bedroom hits $1,600

Rents up 15 per cent since 2019, and among the priciest in the country

The median price of a one-bedroom apartment in Victoria is $1,600 per month, according to PadMapper. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Saanich Municipal Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Municipal Hall (Black Press Media file photo)
Downtown Victoria development proposes co-living suites for students

Downtown Victoria development proposes co-living suites for students

Townline Homes Inc. proposes 16-storey tower with 121 rental units

Downtown Victoria development proposes co-living suites for students
Trey Hale and his dog Lexi got an overwhelming response while looking for a roommate. (File contributed/Trey Hale)

Alberta firefighter gets surprise response after posting search for roommate in Greater Victoria

Trey Hale is moving from the Edmonton area to Sooke this summer

Trey Hale and his dog Lexi got an overwhelming response while looking for a roommate. (File contributed/Trey Hale)
A new survey by the Victoria Tenant Action Group (VTGA) is showing that nearly a third of all respondents did not, or only partially, paid rent for the month of April. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria survey shows third of respondents did not pay, or partially paid rent for April

Survey of 70 respondents says 40 per cent expect they will not be able to pay May rent

A new survey by the Victoria Tenant Action Group (VTGA) is showing that nearly a third of all respondents did not, or only partially, paid rent for the month of April. (Black Press Media file photo)
LandlordBC responds to provincial announcements about aid for renters. (Black Press Media file photo)

Landlords respond to Horgan’s announcement about rental contributions, eviction freezes

LandlordBC sends out a statement after Horgan’s March 25 announcement

LandlordBC responds to provincial announcements about aid for renters. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich resident Vernon Lord has started a petition to oppose the proposed bylaw amendments that would increase the number of unrelated occupants allowed in one home. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich residents petition against letting six unrelated people live together

‘Support for the ‘leave it at four’ is growing,’ says the resident

Saanich resident Vernon Lord has started a petition to oppose the proposed bylaw amendments that would increase the number of unrelated occupants allowed in one home. (Black Press Media file photo)